Columnist Grant Ball takes a closer look at the new streamlined Frans Steyn's World Cup performance against Wales.
In our age of instant gratification and instant results, it's always refreshing to see a side take the time to nurture and develop a group of players and then reap the rewards with a string of good results.
The second and third placed teams on the Currie Cup log, Western Province and the Sharks, face tricky away games this weekend when they travel to Pretoria and Bloemfontein respectively.
The big match in Round 4 is probably Saturday's clash between the log leaders Clermont and ambitious Racing-Métro who were log leaders after Round 2.
Wales star Shane Williams has revealed that his sense of realism will be a key factor when he decides to retire from international rugby.
The Pumas go into their clash with Griquas nursing a host of fresh injury woes following the 33-20 defeat to the Sharks last weekend.
With World Cup stars currently dropping like flies and the depth of the top teams set to be tested someone should have told Mike Tindall just how dangerous watersports can be.
Griquas have been boosted by the return of Springbok tourist Riaan Viljoen at fullback for their match with Pumas in Kimberley on Saturday.
Paul O'Connell has demanded Ireland summon the ferocity needed to defy the odds and stun Australia in Saturday's critical World Cup showdown.
Australia fly-half Quade Cooper has shrugged off his status as pantomime villain to the New Zealand public.
Bakkies Botha is ready to give injury-hit world champions South Africa a timely boost by returning in Saturday's Pool D clash with Fiji.
Scotland arrived in Wellington on Thursday where they will bid to qualify for the World Cup knockout stages with victory over Argentina.
Juan Martin Fernandez Lobbe is confident Argentina can cope with the loss of "star" captain Felipe Contepomi against Romania in Invercargill.
Western Province coach Allister Coetzee has made three changes to his run-on team that will face the Blue Bulls in their Currie Cup North-South derby in Pretoria on Saturday.
With the World Cup team news coming thick and fast, we will continue with grouping our team announcements - along with our regular team announcement stories - to ensure that nothing slips through the net during RWC 2011.